Questions tagged [glass]

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Repairing diamonds with glass, how does that work?

I heard that cracks in cut diamond gemstones can be repaired by filling them with molten glass which renders the crack or hole invisible. For example, I hear that graphite inclusions in diamonds are ...
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Overcoming the 6mm rule in glass fusion

I am trying to pull off glass magic. I am trying to take fine glass frit (System 96) and turn it into thin ~1-2mm plates without bubbles. I have been reading about the 6mm rule and how the glass will ...
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How can one leave internal void cavity in fused glass piece

I am trying to make a solid fused piece that would have a shape in the center. I suppose you could make the shape in the glass with a fuse step and then tact fuse a top and bottom on to it. I am ...
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Can you turn a normal mirror into a one way mirror?

I got my hands on 2 normal mirrors and would like to build a magic mirror. Even after extensive googling I couldn't find an answer. I know normal mirrors have some reflective (metal?) and paint ...
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Is it possible to recycle the glass bottles and jar in desired shape and size by melting?

I have a lot of glass bottles and jars. I want to convert them into new items of different styles and shapes. Can a glass object be molded into a new shape by melting? If yes, then how?
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How can we cut mirror or glass in a desired shape?

How can we transform the glass in the desired shape or size. If we want to cut a glass which instrument should we use on domestic level.
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How to sand food safe glass by hand

I have a few kitchen items that have become chipped from use (such as pint glasses and mixing bowls) and I would like to sand them to make the edges dull so they are safe to use again. I saw the ...
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What can cut curve curved glass? [duplicate]

Let's say you want to cut around a jar which is very curved, a traditional glass cutter wouldn't work well, so what would you use?
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Attaching wood to glass?

I want to make a floor/plateau in a glass terrarium. A dwarf hamster will use it, so they're not very heavy, but I'd like to be able to place some things like a small food dish, maybe some ...
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Gluing metal to glass

What type of glue is ideal for gluing metal to glass? The metal piece is fairly heavy. The glass sheet will lay vertical such that the adhesive will have to contend with gravity (weight of the metal ...
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Cheap alternative to glass?

I recently researched alternatives to glass for permanent framing/protection, and I found that glassine paper is supposedly a good cheap alternative. I ordered it on Amazon, but I was very unhappy ...
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Proper glue to adhere laser printed paper to glass beads

The setup: Trying to make custom fridge magnets that are a large glass bead (with flat bottom), printed paper circle with text or image, then a magnet. So... Glass Adhesive Paper (printed side up) ...
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What should I consider when making homemade steam distillation equipment?

Background: I found myself on a wonderful Wikipedia ramble at work the other day, and stumbled across a method for extracting essential oils from plant matter called steam distillation. As there is ...
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Create a glass replica of something made of plastic (or other material)

I found an amazing product online and my only qualm with it was that it came with plastic containers (I try to avoid plastic when dealing with food as much as I can). I asked the company if they plan ...
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Is it possible to melt a glass bottle without a kiln?

I've seen these cheese plates, art, spoonrests etc. are made of melted glass bottles. Is it possible to melt these in a normal household oven? Or do you need something like a kiln? If it is possible ...
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Which glue should I use to attach paper to glass?

When making things that go in bottles (primarily beer), I want to add labels to the bottles. I like the look of matte paper labels such as those found on fancy wine bottles, but I'm having difficulty ...
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How to protect/seal frosted glass spray

The frosted glass is specifically to diffuse an RGB LED lamp thing I made, so every scratch and other degradation on this thing so far is very prominent. There must be 8 coats of Rustoleum frosted ...
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Can I use inkjet waterslide transfers on glass bottles?

I was wondering if there is anyone who has used the inkjet waterslide transfers on glass or bottles as part of a recycling art project? I will be making some wine bottles as centerpieces for my ...
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How to remove Corona bottle printing? [duplicate]

I'm planning to use recycled Corona bottles to pack some juice I'm producing, but to put my own logo on these bottles, I want to remove the original printed brand. In my city, and even in my whole ...
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How to glue stones and shells to burlap-covered wood?

I bought a oval, finished piece of wood, then I covered it with burlap. My issue now is which kind of glue should I use to hold my glass stones and shells on it? I have my glue gun , this what I used ...
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How do I get a glass jar out of refractory plaster?

So today I made a metal foundry with a 2/4 plaster 1/4 sand and 1/4 water mix and I put a glass jar in the middle of it to create room. But now the glass jar is stuck and I don't want to break it. Any ...
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Frosting on a glass surface to have specific patterns

I was trying to create crystal patterns on a glass like in the following video: Crystal pattern example on YouTube But how should I proceed in order to get a snowflake pattern, for instance, or ...
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Creating one-way mirror-like lenses

I want to make some kind of lenses. I want to dye (or buy) a piece of white glass or plastic (whatever works best). However, I still want to be able to see through it - I guess about 80% white and 20%...
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What glue can I use for glass and polycarbonate bonding?

I need to glue round glass (20 mm) inside a round hole in polycarbonate (tight fit). Only the glass edge (1 mm thick) and polycarbonate edge (1.5 mm) are surfaces that will hold the glue bond. ...
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How can one blow/work with borosilicate glass to a container of precise dimensions?

I am a poor graduate student who is wishing to make a container out of borosilicate. I need pretty tight control over the final shape. Is it possible to work a piece of glass to a specific spec by ...
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What can I use to repair a beach glass pendant?

My wife got a small painted white beach-glass (also known as sea glass) pendant while we were travelling out east (Canada) years ago. I got a good size chip on it somehow recently. The chip is about ...
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Is there a heat resistant glue that's appropriate for adhering twine to glass?

I would like to glue twine to a wine bottle and convert it into a lamp/light. Is there a recommended adhesive that will work for this purpose while being safe from the radiant heat of the bulb?
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Method for embedding rock mosaic in transparent material

I am looking for a way to do the following. 1. Arrange a pattern of semi-precious stones. 2. Embed it in a transparent medium so that it can be hung up, say in front of a window. Someone suggested I ...
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Lacquer on glassware

I have some beer glasses with decal-like decorations that I assume are some kind of plastic or maybe even glass/faience. How are these made?
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How to tack fuse glass frit and keep pores in glass

I am trying to make a glass sheet that is porous and I am looking for tips on my kiln cycle program. I have soda lime glass beads that I crushed into a powder and I am planning on pouring them into a ...
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How to fix glass kaleidoscope inside cardboard tube

I have a maker/craft project making a kaleidoscope out of three mirrors and a badminton shuttlecock tube (sawn in half). This will be a project for a class of school kids aged 8-12, so we'll have to ...
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Plastic/Glass for a very large, custom frame

I am working on a large poster to display my original Pokemon cards, but because of the size of the cards and the way I wanted them to be laid out, store bought frames are out of the question. The ...
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How can I remove paint from glass bottles w/o paint thinner?

I've got a couple of glass Saratoga bottles, like the one pictured below. I'd like to remove the paint from them, but I don't want to use paint thinners or similar solvents. What household tools can ...
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How can I repair broken glass inside a stained glass project?

My wife has this small stained glass decoration she made in high school that has been around forever. For almost that same amount of time there are a couple of break in one of the pieces. The pictures ...
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What can I do to smooth and polish hand cut glass edges?

I make small frames and boxes and I like to put in mirror and glass in those projects. In trying to avoid dealing with the question I usually frame in the mirror so that no one will see the clean cut ...
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What paints can I use on glass? [duplicate]

On this website, they propose some "bottle-lamps", e.g. this one: I like the idea and would like to reproduce something similar. I think the product can be improved by painting the bottle. So here'...
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How do I remove labels from glass jars/bottles?

Glass jars or bottles provide a great base material for many crafts, but the least expensive option (reusing food jars or wine bottles that would otherwise be discarded) require me to do some surface ...
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What paint works for “mock” stained glass?

I am pondering a project to make candle holders from wine bottles. I'd like to paint a "stained glass" style pattern on the outside, so it looks like a much more complex project than it actually is. ...
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How do I cut the bottom off a glass wine bottle?

Recently at a party, I saw empty wine bottles that had the base cut off so it could be placed over a candle. It made an elegant and interesting centerpiece, and I have some very pretty wine bottles ...
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What are the general guidelines for cutting glass with straight lines?

When it comes to cutting glass, the simplest thing is cutting straight lines and - arguably - it should be one of the first things to learn. I want to take some glass and cut it into a different size ...
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What are good methods to attach glass to wood?

I'm a woodworker and I really like turning. While I've made some beautiful goblets on my lathe, I'm always a little leery about recommending them for actual drinking. On top of that many of them do ...
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What is a good technique for drilling holes in glass bottles?

How do you drill holes in glass bottles (safely)? Do you need special drill bits, or tools? High speed drill or extra slow? I tried once on my drill press and I shattered the bottle. I've seen ...